PH daily average of Covid cases up by 11%

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor

March 27, 2023, 7:16 pm

<p><em>(PNA file photo)</em></p>

(PNA file photo)

MANILA – The country’s daily average of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went up by 11 percent from March 20 to 26, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday.

The agency posted 185 daily infections from 167 recorded between March 13 to 19.

The DOH also reported 1,298 new cases and 60 verified deaths in the recent week.

To date, the country has logged over 4.08 million coronavirus cases and more than 66,272 fatalities.

During the same week, the tally of severe and critical infections went down to 307 from the previous 368.

Only 14 percent or 285 out of the 2,041 intensive care unit (ICU) beds are in use, while 16.5 percent or 2,690 of 16,335 non-ICU beds were utilized.

At least 78,443,972 or 100.4 percent of the country’s target population (78,100,578) have been vaccinated against Covid-19, including 82.16 percent of 8,721,357 senior citizens, as of March 19.

A total of 23,811,248 have received booster shots out of the fully vaccinated population. (PNA)